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Caroline Randall Williams

Caroline Randall Williams

Host Renee Shaw talks with Nashville-based writer, educator, and activist Caroline Randall Williams about race, identity, Confederate monuments, soul food, and more. Southern Living magazine named Williams “One of the 50 People Changing the South.”
S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere: 12.20.20

A Celebrated Writer Discusses Race, Identity, Cooking, and More

Back in the summer, during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests and heated debates about America’s legacy of racial injustice, Nashville writer and educator Caroline Randall Williams penned a searing essay for the New York Times entitled, “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument.” If the title didn’t grab the reader’s attention, the opening paragraph certainly did:

“I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South.”

From there, Williams went on to explain how she is the daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter of Black people. Beyond that, the story gets far more complicated.

“About seven of my eight great-great grandfathers were white men who took advantage of the black women who worked for them either in slavery or freedom,” she says. “I don’t know how to describe my light-colored skin except for to say it came by way of sexual assault. There’s no voluntary whiteness in my immediate genealogy.”

As she explained in her essay, Williams is biologically half-white. One of those Caucasian ancestors includes Edmund Pettus, the Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan grand dragon whose name still adorns an infamous bridge in Selma, Ala. She argues this heritage gives her the right to say what other white southerners resist saying: that Confederate statues must come down because they represent a dream version of the south that she contends never existed.

“Even if you make that argument that it was about land and home and not about slavery or racism, my ancestors were still all guys that raped their help,” says Williams. “I don’t stand for that any more than I stand for systemic oppression.”

The essay generated more than 1,200 comments on the New York Times website, including notes from elderly white residents of the deep south who praised Williams for helping change their minds.

“I can’t tell you what that means to me that they came to my words with a mind open enough to reconsider,” she says.

Benefitting and Hiding from Race

Williams works in multiple genres, from writing essays and a young adult novel to poetry and a cookbook. She is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Mississippi, where she got a Master of Fine Arts in poetry, and she is now a writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Medicine, Health, and Society.

Powerful words are also in her DNA. She is the great-granddaughter of Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps, the granddaughter of civil rights lawyer and former Tennessee state Sen. Avon Williams, and the daughter of author and songwriter Alice Randall.

“My whole goal in writing is... to save the black body and make sure it is well and celebrated and that our story is told,” she says. “That works in poetry, in music, in essays, and in the kitchen.”

As a light-skinned Black woman, Williams says her racial identity has given her access and privilege that other African Americans do not enjoy. But that’s also created an internal conflict.

“I have benefitted from colorism in my life,” she says, “I’ve also hidden from my blackness in my life in different chapters.”

Williams says she wouldn’t have made it into some of the public spaces she has if she hadn’t conformed in some way. She says she must effectively, and sometimes subversively, use the privilege she has gained to help others advance.

Because of how she has both used and obscured her identity, Williams says she feels like she must both ask forgiveness and seek understanding as she and all Americans continue to reconcile thorny issues of race.

At the same time, Williams says she’s excited to see how her young, Black female students navigate the world without thinking they have to deny their racial heritage and identity to get ahead.

“It’s amazing to me to watch people find their ways into spaces of power and insight and academic institutions and professional advancement without making these… nods to a certain set of norms that maybe we’re raised to look at and think this is how you make it,” says Williams. “I’m very happy to see that evolution.”

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Spirit

Another narrative that Williams is working to change is the perception that soul food is unhealthy. She co-authored a book on the subject with her mother entitled “Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by 100 Years of Cooking in a Black Family.” She’s also curator of an all-African American cookbook store that’s located in a Nashville restaurant she co-owns, the beautifully restored Woolworth of 5th, which was the site of some of the first lunch counter sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement.

“We were early days clean foodways people,” she says. “We forget that our great grandmothers used to eat a baked sweet potato for lunch. We forget that like my great grandfather loved a [roasted] red snapper and just some stewed greens with garlic and onions.”

Williams says African Americans shouldn’t feel like they have to move to some other foods to eat well. Instead, she encourages Black people to reclaim their culinary heritage, and realize they don’t have confuse high-fat dishes like fried chicken and pound cake that were meant for special celebrations with the foods one should eat every day.

“Eating in a way that is nourishing and sustaining, that is part of soul food because it’s taking care of the people you love in body and not just in spirit,” she says.

Even though she admits she is rarely optimistic, Williams does say the some of events of this year have left her hopeful. She says it’s good that the nation started to re-examine at its long-standing issues of race and class.

“2020 is the year that America finally acknowledged that the emperor has no clothes,” says Williams. “I am feeling empowered personally and I am feeling inspired broadly by some of the right-minded change that has happened, some of the doors that people have finally gotten a foot through.”

But there’s also fear, she says, fear that as Americans emerge into the post-pandemic, post-President Donald Trump world, they will revert back to ignoring these systemic issues and not further the push for change.

“We just have to continue to take a look at what is going on here, what has been going on here, what wrong has been done here,” Williams says. “I can love my country and want to see it change, too.”

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Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear discusses his new book, "People Over Politics", that covers the tests and triumphs of his administration from 2007-2015. He talks about embracing the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid in Kentucky, his philosophical evolution on same-sex marriage, his unsuccessful struggle with advancing expanded gambling, the persistent plight of funding public employee pensions, among other issues.

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Caroline Randall Williams - S16 E13

Host Renee Shaw talks with Nashville-based writer, educator and activist Caroline Randall Williams about race, identity, Confederate monuments and more. Southern Living magazine named Williams "One of the 50 People Changing the South."

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Silas House - S13 E16

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Elizabeth Helm-Frazier - S16 E39

Renee Shaw talks with film producer and veteran Elizabeth Helm-Frazier about the only all-Black Women's Army Corps (WACs) battalion to serve overseas during World War II. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was sent to Europe to clear a backlog of millions of pieces of mail, ensuring American troops received letters from home. A new documentary called "The Six Triple Eight" honors their legacy and service.

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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

Renee visits DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery in Lexington that provides second chance employment opportunities for people in substance recovery who are trying to redirect their lives. She speaks with Rob and Diane Perez about their vision for the restaurant and its support from the community. Renee also talks with employees at the eatery to hear their stories of recovery and how DV8 Kitchen helps them.

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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

Dr. Gerald Smith, a history professor at the University of Kentucky and co-editor of "The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia", joins Renee to discuss race relations in honor of Black History Month. Topics include activism around removing Confederate statues, the status of black leadership in Kentucky, and Dr. Smith's thoughts on the needed response from the faith-based community in eradicating racism.

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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

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Kimberly Johnson - S11 E36

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William Turner - S17 E13

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Jason Merrick - S11 E35

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

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Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson - S17 E12

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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

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Addressing Needs of Kentuckians with Disabilities - S17 E11

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Chelsea Ellis-Hogan - S17 E9

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

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Season 16 Episodes

Filmmaker Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

S16 E37 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 8.1.21

Early Childhood Development Initiatives in Louisville

S16 E36 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.25.21

Kathy Werking and Jim Embry

S16 E35 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.17.21

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack

S16 E34 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 7.11.21

Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore

S16 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.26.21

The Demands and Rewards of Fatherhood

S16 E32 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 6.20.21

Psychologist Julie Cerel

S16 E31 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.13.21

Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel

S16 E30 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 6.6.21

Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

S16 E29 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 5.16.21

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

S16 E28 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 5.9.21

Cynthia Knapek of Louisville Leadership Center

S16 E27 Length 27:35 Premiere Date 5.1.21

Vaccine Equity and Hesitancy

S16 E26 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 4.24.21

State Treasurer Allison Ball and Sharon Price

S16 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 4.18.21

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

S16 E24 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 4.11.21

EKU Criminal Justice Professor Pete Kraska

S16 E23 Length 28:00 Premiere Date 4.3.21

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

S16 E22 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 3.28.21

Authors Prisha Hedau, Carly Muetterties and Maddie Shepard

S16 E21 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 3.21.21

Charles Booker

S16 E20 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 3.14.21

Mental Health and COVID-19

S16 E19 Length 28:39 Premiere Date 2.14.21

Community Activist Christopher 2X

S16 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.7.21

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

S16 E17 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.31.21

A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

S16 E16 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.24.21

Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

S16 E15 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 1.17.21

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 1.10.21

Caroline Randall Williams

S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 12.20.20

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

S16 E12 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 12.13.20

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.22.20

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

S16 E10 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 11.15.20

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

S16 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 11.8.20

Terrance Sullivan

S16 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.1.20

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.25.20

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

S16 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.18.20

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

S16 E5 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 10.11.20

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.4.20

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

S16 E3 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 9.27.20

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

S16 E2 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 9.20.20

Marsha Weinstein

S16 E1 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.11.20

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